In the Year 10 curriculum students explore systems at different scales and connect microscopic and macroscopic properties to explain phenomena. Students explore the biological, chemical, geological and physical evidence for different theories, such as the theories of natural selection and the Big Bang.
Students develop their understanding of atomic theory to understand relationships within the periodic table. They understand that motion and forces are related by applying physical laws. They learn about the relationships between aspects of the living, physical and chemical world that are applied to systems on a local and global scale and this enables them to predict how changes will affect equilibrium within these systems.
At Burpengary State Secondary College, we have divided year 10 science into two different courses of study: General and Applied. Students will need to pick one or the other when making their subject selections for year 10.
|General subjects are suited to students who are interested in academic pathways beyond senior secondary schooling that lead to tertiary studies and to pathways for vocational education and training and work. This subject is a pre-requisite to selecting a senior science in Year 11 and 12 and the assessment mimics the senior syllabus.||Applied subjects are suited to students who are primarily interested in pathways beyond senior secondary schooling that lead to vocational education and training or work. There are many practical based activities and real life applications of scientific concepts. |
Information retrieval from listening, observing and research. Scientific reading and writing. Data representation and analysis.
Out of class requirements
It is expected that students will need to complete approximately 2 hours of homework/study each week.
Course Outline and Assessment
|Term 1 Physical science|
Students will examine energy transfers and transformations and how the motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics.
Term 2 Biological science|
Students will study evolution and how heritable characteristics involve DNA and genes.
Term 3 Chemical science|
Students will examine the science of molecular structure which aids in the understanding of chemical reactions.
Term 4 Earth and space science|
Students will study the universe and global systems.
|General Subjects||Applied Subjects|
Biology - B Science and a C English
Chemistry - B Science, B General Mathematics and a C English
Psychology - B Science and a C English
Physics - B Science, B General Mathematics and a C English
|Science in Practice - no prerequisite
Aquatic Practices - no prerequisite
Agricultural Practices - no prerequisite
National Science Week
STEM Innovation Program